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by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

The discussion about the god as mediator is boring if it is not specified how the mediation works truly according to the different theologies. That's the thing, the mediator is pretty much the same in all of these theologies. I think this is the problem. People/scholars are making this a lot more c...
by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

Dying and resurrecting savior as mediator: Euripides Bacchae Translated by Ian Johnston I’ve arrived here in the land of Thebes, I, Dionysus, son of Zeus, born to him from Semele, Cadmus’ daughter, delivered by a fiery midwife—Zeus’ lightning flash.(1) Yes, I’ve changed my form from god to human, ap...
by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

One of the main 'motifs' or concepts associated with Jesus is that of a mediator between god or the divine and humanity. This concept is related to the Logos, Wisdom/Maat(as found in Hebrew and Egyptian religion), the dying and resurrecting savior, and the king/messiah. These are all mediators betwe...
by nightshadetwine
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 43428

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

[quote=nightshadetwine post_id=97925 time=1556299158 user_id=7451 I am so sorry, as you will see in my previous post, I did not want to hijack this thread. I was in the wrong and out of scope on this thread. I think Friedman, makes a great case that the Levites were Egyptians and that would be a so...
by nightshadetwine
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 43428

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

The book of Revelation has as its foundations the Hebrew Scriptures. The difference is that Revelation quotes the Hebrew Scriptures using Hebrew Poetry or what I call Parallel Formation. For example, Revelation chapter 4 forms a chiasmus with Ezekiel chapter 1. Likewise Revelation 17 forms a simple...
by nightshadetwine
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Spring festivals/celebrations for dying and resurrecting saviors
Replies: 0
Views: 3398

Spring festivals/celebrations for dying and resurrecting saviors

The death and resurrection of Jesus took place around the time of Passover which is in the spring. Passover starts during the full moon and apparently on the 15th day of Nisan. Osiris's death and resurrection was associated with the full moon. A festival was celebrated for Osiris "coming to the moon...
by nightshadetwine
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20

I've seen commentary that Jesus resurrection was timed for the equinox and specifically to align the fourth day after the equinox with the fourth day of the creation story of Genesis [1:16, tied to Gen 1:14 "as [a sign] to mark sacred times"], when 'God made two great lights—the greater light to go...
by nightshadetwine
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20

The two kingdoms may be also the night and the day. They have the same length during the vernal equinox , where some Mythicists à la Acharya (with all the doubts of the case) identified the crucifixion in the heavens. I think it's possible that Jesus' death and resurrection has something to do with...
by nightshadetwine
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: The crucifixion of universal Israel in Ezekiel 37:15-20

You find a similar motif in Egyptian religion. The joining of the two kingdoms of Horus and Set. Ezekiel 37: One Nation with One King When the sticks on which you write are in your hand and in full view of the people, 21you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘I will take the Israe...
by nightshadetwine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: H. Detering," The Gnostic meaning of the Exodus"- A commentary
Replies: 7
Views: 5006

Re: H. Detering," The Gnostic meaning of the Exodus"- A commentary

I came across some more information that supports H. Detering's interpretation of the "crossing of waters". Crossing of the Lake Ritual, Eltayeb Abbas, Current Research In Egyptology 2009 Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268147419_'Crossing_of_the_La...